Cleft Palate Program
New Brunswick Provincial Health Plan provides some coverage for children ages 19 and younger with a cleft palate.
Region of Administration:
Government / Department:
Health and Wellness
Provides financial assistance with the cost of authorised orthodontic work for children 0-19 years who have a cleft of the hard palate; eligibility is income based.
Initial treatment, orthodontic and prosthodontic care.
How it Works:
Dental treatment covered under the program is separated into three phases:
1. Initial Treatment – involves services such as consultation, feeding appliance, obturator and orthodontic records (which includes examinations, radiographs and treatment planning);
2. Orthodontic – including braces as well as appliances which may be required prior to braces; and
3. Prosthodontic – work that may be required to replace missing teeth, including dental implants.